Senior Category Manager - Indirect Procurement in Lake Forest at Reynolds Consumer Products

Date Posted: 6/17/2024

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Job Title: Senior Category Manager - Indirect Procurement

City: Lake Forest / State: Illinois

Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products…and Drive Your Career across a world of opportunities! We provide amazing job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. If you are looking to build a strong career, we have an opportunity for you! We are searching for a Senior Category Manager - Indirect Procurement to join our team located at our headquarters in Lake Forest, IL.

Your Role:

The Senior Category Manager will lead the Facilities Maintenance and Pallet category across the organization covering multiple business units and 17 domestic manufacturing plants. This role manages up to $50 million in annual spend and has a category specialist direct report. This position will establish relationships by building trust with internal/external stakeholders and develop/execute strategies to optimize business performance. The ideal candidate will have a successful record consolidating vendors and driving compliance to a preferred network to deliver value. We embrace and accept individual experiences and backgrounds to achieve a diverse and inclusive workplace.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead a first-generation outsourcing initiative with an Integrated Facilities Management company.
  • Develop, champion, and implement category strategies for Facilities Maintenance and Pallets.
  • Create and present financial business cases to senior leadership to ensure alignment on strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Assess and mitigate category risks and engage proper internal stakeholders and external resources to optimize solutions and improvements.
  • Identify cost savings, cost avoidance, and improvement opportunities and lead cross-functional teams through project realization.
  • Assess spend analytics, develop bids that encompass total cost of ownership, and execute complex contractual negotiations. Redline and implement agreements with legal collaboration.
  • Regularly monitor and analyze the market, competitive intelligence, and pricing trends. Report market data to key stakeholders and use intel to enable strategic category decisions.
  • Lead cross-functional change management initiatives that support the category strategy and facilitate execution to drive synergies across the organization.

Ultimately, you will be accountable for continuous improvement, risk mitigation, and improved financial performance for the indirect categories. This position will leverage data analytics to drive strategic business decisions and deliver cost savings goals. This is an excellent position for a highly motivated, seasoned strategic team member who likes to collaborate and drive change in a dynamic setting. We strive to build a diverse, inclusive, and talented workforce who will contribute to the Company’s vision, mission, and goals.

You will love it here if…

  • You are a confident leader with the ability to motivate others
  • You thrive in a fast-paced and high energy environment
  • You are passionate about achieving results
  • You pay great attention to details and enjoy solving problems

We need you to have:

  • BA/BS Degree required in Business or related field.
  • 10+ years of professional job-related or category management experience.
  • 5+ years of managing multi-plant spend exceeding $200MM.
  • Experience rolling out an Integrated Facilities Management model across a manufacturing company similar in size to RCP.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, particularly with internal business leaders and business partners.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to implement supplier change and/or cost savings initiatives across a large complex supplier and plant network.
  • Demonstrated expertise in procurement category management, supplier relationship management, commercial negotiations, and the strategic sourcing process.
  • Strong proficiency redlining complex contracts. Knowledge of commercial and legal contractual terms and conditions.
  • Solid project management capabilities with the ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously from origin through execution.
  • Proficient in influencing business decisions leveraging data and analytics.
  • Embody professional and ethical personal conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Strong level of intellectual curiosity, analytical skills, as well as organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Must be team-oriented with the ability to work in highly collaborative performing team environment.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Strong experience working with group purchasing organizations and integrated facilities management companies.
  • Success developing and executing equipment category strategies in support of capital forecasts, projects, and operations.
  • Familiarity with SAP Ariba.

Icing on the cake:

  • MBA or Masters in related field.

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